Course Information
TitleΦωνητική / Phonetics
CodeΓλ 531
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004012


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GlōssologíaElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
•very good understanding of current theories of speech production and perception •a solid background on theoretical frameworks that account for coarticulation and reduction in speech production and perception •ability to work with phonetic experimental techniques •ability to analyse acoustic and articulatory data •a practical knowledge of the PRAAT speech analysis system •ability to combine theoretical and empirical evidence from phonetics for a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of data •ability to work with a variety of data including different languages, dialects, speech disorders, speech in adverse conditions •ability to carry out independent research in phonetics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This advanced phonetics course will focus on current theories of speech production and perception and explore key research issues relating to the physiological, biological, physical, and cognitive aspects of speech. Special emphasis will be given to coarticulation and reduction in speech production viewed within current theoretical frameworks. These phenomena will be examined with the use of acoustic and articulatory data (electropalatographic and ultrasound ) and students will have the opportunity to carry out extensive experimental work. Throughout the course, a variety of data will be examined and discussed including data from different languages, dialects, L1 and L2 acquisition, speech disorders, speech production in adverse conditions. Course handouts and other materials (audio files, videos, internet sites) are uploaded on elearning.
phonetics, acoustics, articulation, perception, coarticulation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments128.24.7
Student Assessment
1. Lab report: acoustic analysis of data and writing-up of a phonetics research paper (50%) 2. Final exam (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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(2011) An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Collins, B. & Mees, I. M. (2008) Practical Phonetics and Phonology: a resource book for students. London: Routledge. Crystal, D. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. (4th ed). Oxford: Blackwell. Davenport, M. & Hannahs, S. J. (2011) Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. Hodder Education Publishers. Denes, P. B. & Pinson, E. N. (1993) The Speech Chain: The Physics and Biology of Spoken Language (2nd edn). New York: W.H. Freeman & Company. Durand, J. & Laks, B. (2002) Phonetics, Phonology and Cognition. Oxford: OUP. Fant, G. (1960) Acoustic Theory of Speech Production. The Hague: Mouton. Fant, G. (2005) Speech Acoustics and Phonetics. Dordrecht: Springer. (available online) Fry, D. B. (1979) The Physics of Speech. Cambridge: CUP. Gimson, A. C. (1994) [1970] An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English (revised by A. Cruttenden). London: Edward Arnold. 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Kuhl, P et al (1996) Speech Perception. Woodbury: Acoustical Society of America. Ladefoged, P. & K. Johnson (2010) A Course in Phonetics. Wadsworth Publishing. Ladefoged, P. & Maddieson, I. (1996) The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Ladefoged, P. (1971) Preliminaries to Linguistic Phonetics.The University of Chicago Press. Ladefoged, P. (1995) Elements of Acoustic Phonetics. University of Chicago Press. Ladefoged, P. (2001) Vowels and Consonants: an Introduction to the Sounds of Llanguages. Oxford: Blackwell. Laver, J. (1994) Principles of Phonetics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lieberman, P. & Blumstein, S. E. (1988) Speech Physiology, Speech Perception and Acoustic Phonetics. Cambridge: CUP. MacNeilage, P. F. (ed) (1983) The Production of Speech. New York: Springer-Verlag. Maddieson, I. (2009) Patterns of Sounds. Cambridge: CUP. McCully, C. B. (2009) The Sound Structure of English. Cambridge: CUP. Perkell, J. S. and Klatt, D. (eds) (1986) Invariance and Variability in Speech Processes. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Perkins, W. H. & Kent, R. D. (1986) Textbook of Functional Anatomy of Speech, Language and Hearing. San Diego: College Hill Press, Inc. Pisoni, D. & Remez, R. E. (2005) The Handbook of Speech Perception. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Reetz, Henning. (2009) Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics and Perception. Chichester, U.K.:Wiley-Blackwell. Roach, P. & Widdowson H. G. (2001) Phonetics. OUP. Roach, P. (2009) English Phonetics and Phonology: A practical Course. Cambridge University Press. Ryalls, J. H( 1996) A Basic Introduction to Speech Perception. San Diego: Singular Publishing. Seikel, J.A., King, D. W. & Drumright, D. G.(1997) Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language and Hearing. San Diego: Singular Publishers Shriberg, L. D. & Kent, R. D. (2002) Clinical Phonetics. Allyn & Bacon Shockey, L. (2003) Sound Patterns of Spoken English. Oxford: Blackwell. Small, L. H. (2011) Fundamentals of Phonetics. A Practical Guide for Students.Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Sole, M.J, Beddor, P.S. & Ohala, M. (2007) Experimental Approaches to Phonology. Oxford: OUP. Stevens, K. N. (1998) Acoustic Phonetics. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Tatham, M. & Morton, K. (2006) Speech Production and Perception. New York : Palgrave Macmillan.
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